This makes the perfect appetizer because it's light and full of flavor. The addition of the jalapeno in this dish mixed with the fresh tomatoes is perfect. When you take a bite, you get the sensation of the tangy tomato that has literally melted into the dish and then you get the slight kick of the jalapenos. I like to top it with fresh basil to give it that extra punch of flavor. This definitely will WOW your guests.
- 1 pound fresh shrimp (tails on)
- 2 jalapenos, sliced longways
- 1 large tomato, chopped
- 10 fresh basil leaves, chopped
- 1/2 onion, chopped
- 4 garlic cloves, chopped
- olive oil
- pinch of crushed red pepper
- dried oregano
In a large pan, drizzle with olive oil and turn on medium heat. Add the onions and the garlic and cook for 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Add in the jalapenos and cook for another 3 minutes on medium high heat. Stir occasionally.
Next, add in the fresh shrimp. Season with a teaspoon of the following. salt, pepper, oregano and crushed red pepper. Mix together. Add a drizzle more of the olive oil. Cook for about 3 minutes until the shrimp are almost done. At the last minute, add in the fresh tomato and mix together. Season the tomato with salt and pepper. Cook for another minute.
Remove and place on serving dish. Top with loads of fresh basil. ENJOY!